How do I choose fabrics to use to make out cat bed designs? I've got a checklist of things, and it includes these considerations:
That's the thing: I really avoid buying red fabrics. I even avoid buying pink fabrics. Customers do request pink, but nobody ever requests red.
I'm not a student of interior design, but from observation it seems that red fabrics apparently aren't popular in decor. Really, I'd suggest that you focus on navy and tan instead. That said, just look at this amazing print:
This fabric is so detailed that it looks like a weaving or an embroidered tapestry. Up close you can see that the designer completely intended that effect, and has frequently used metallic gold ink to accent the details, even giving the impression of tassels made from gold coins or pastilles.
That's exactly what happened: I totally broke my hard-learned fabric rules when I saw these amazing fabrics. I was so impressed with the dimension and design work of these Hoffman prints that I bought a bunch. They arrived and I immediately bought more. I just think they're incredible.
These metallic gold details are just fabulous, and have been cleverly used to create a sense of dimension.
Our Cat Canoe® shown right side out on the left and flipped inside out on the right so you can see the fantastic fabrics
We've shown this Cat Canoe® right side out and flipped inside out here so you can get a good look at the lining fabric. This print should disguise shedded cat fur pretty well, especially the dark fur from black cats, tabbies, and tortoise shells. We try to show good photos of the lining fabrics because some cats prefer to sleep in this bed when it is flipped inside out.
These fabrics have such a luxury look, suggesting foreign lands, mysteries and romantic fantasies. While I rarely select fabrics in shades of red for our cat bed designs, I just had to get these beautiful Hoffman prints because they suggest the sort of regal luxury that I think cats expect us to deliver to them.
Here are the cat beds we made with these Hoffman fabrics. There are fabrics left over, and I'm thinking of ways I can use them. I think I'd actually like to make a simple flat mat with one of these prints. Do you have any ideas?
Cat Ball cave bed for cats in multi color kilim fabric print
Cat Ball cave bed for cats in cayenne red and gold kilim fabric print
Tink inside the Cat Canoe made with the multi color kilim fabric